City's First Passive Apartments in NYC.

Gramercy Townhouse is a Passive House

Gramercy Townhouse was conceptualized as a unique NYC corporate rental perfect for visitors who share our strong connection to the natural environment and our commitment to energy conservation. Despite its urban setting, the townhouse has a symbiotic relationship with nature. Our accredited environmental strategy, ethical suppliers, and environmentally friendly approach are evident inside and outside our luxury apartment rental.

We Conserve Energy
Leave a Minimal
Carbon Imprint.
Healthy Air and Respiration
Friendly Environment.
Super Silent

Our Design Team

Gramercy Townhouse was designed by the New York–born Cho Shields architect team, now based in Brooklyn. They are a multi-disciplinary architectural firm that specializes in forging connections between individuals and their environments. The 4500 square foot townhouse was designed to showcase the vibrancy of NYC with modern design and décor, and yet maintain its organic connection with the neighborhood.

Owner Sudha Sahai designed the interiors with this same ethos, always keeping what mattered in sight—guest comfort. This is a Passive House, but first and foremost, a luxury long term rental in NYC. Every item in the townhouse—from large furniture pieces like the sofa beds to small items such as our bath amenities—underwent a rigorous selection process.

Characteristics of a Passive House by Cho Shields


A gem with character and comfort

Leisure trip , Family with young children, Two Bedroom Apartment, Stayed 5 nights
Beds and pillows were excellent – better than my bed at home! The location is fantastic – lots to see and do around the village and close to subway stations. Little touches like supplying good quality umbrellas were appreciated on the couple of wet days we had. We loved the homey feel of the place – so much better than a hotel room – and for our group of five it was perfect. It was cold when we visited NY but the apartment’s heating was great. Stayed in December 2016